8 Miracle Dry Shampoos That Work Wonders

No time to wash your hair? No problem. Here's how to freshen up with just a spray or sprinkle

No time to wash your hair? No problem. Here’s how to freshen up with just a spray or sprinkle

There’s nothing simpler and more satisfying than a quick spritz to make your hair look as good as new—even though you’ve actually gone days without washing it. But with so many dry shampoos on the market, selecting the best one can be a long and challenging process. To help you achieve instant hair oomph, we’ve rounded up the game changers that add just the right amount of volume, texture and shine while soaking up that excess oil and giving your locks an overall feeling of freshness.

Here are eight dry shampoos that truly work wonders…


1. Living Proof Perfect Hair Day, $29

Appropriate for all hair types, Perfect Hair Day by Living Proof is one of the most popular dry shampoos on store shelves. With triple-action cleaning, it’s silicone-free and won’t cause any damage to dyed or chemically treated hair. Don’t get thrown off by the chalky tint to start—it’s just the powder doing its job!


2. Batiste Original Dry Shampoo, $8.76

You can’t go wrong with this colourful can from Batiste. At $9 it’s a steal, and it leaves your hair feeling clean with just a couple of sprays. Our favourite part is that it adds a dose of volume and texture to your locks, so you won’t have to touch any other hair products in between washes.


3. Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo, $29

Made with ultra-fine rice starch and argan oil, this dry shampoo for darker hair tones protects from damaging UV rays with the exotic Moroccanoil scent we love. And if you have lighter hair, there’s a formula available for blonde and bronze shades as well.


4. Lush No Drought Dry Shampoo, $8.95

Sprinkle this vegan-friendly powder by Lush all over your scalp for a clean, voluminous and matte finish. We love this product for its natural ingredients, including grapefruit and lime. It will leave your hair smelling deliciously fresh.


5. Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Biotin Dry Shampoo, $30

This dry shampoo by Briogeo contains all good stuff, like charcoal (which works to detoxify hair) and biotin to promote healthy growth. Made of 98 percent natural ingredients, this is a great choice if your scalp is in need of a nutrient boost.


6. Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam, $28

This dry shampoo foam by celeb hairstylist Jen Atikin has become the latest sensation for good reason. It makes your hair smell like a bouquet of roses! Massage a dime-sized amount into your hair for instant freshness and no stickiness. Keep in mind this product is not recommended for super oily hair.


7. Klorane Dry Shampoo, $17

Get luscious locks with the help of Klorane’s naturally derived dry shampoo made with oat milk—the best ingredient if your hair has been feeling and looking dull. How many days have you gone without washing your hair? No one will know.


8. Bumble and Bumble Prêt-à-powder Très Invisible Dry Shampoo, $34

Made with French pink clay that quickly absorbs oil and dirt, this highly rated dry shampoo from Bumble and Bumble adds volume and holds your hairstyleso you look like you’ve just walked out of the salon.